"Food For The Gods" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
Shame marries the guilt
Introduces itself to the
Concept of total loneliness
Sensations repressed
Make friends with
Suicidia and
Here the leeches begin to
Suck away the lust for life

Thus
Escape takes lead
Into a world unknown uncontrolled by all
Where border are erased and potential infinite
Chosen cells glands and transmitters
Blast the body with joy
Astral feet running
Up to dimension covered with gold
Stairs of glowing ectoplasm
Sapphire onyx and buzzing vibrations
A dead man banquet
Food for the gods

There's only 1 real world
Our earth is but a shadow
Created from a child's heart a living jewel
From now on abode for a soul in its setting

Now
Shutting the bloodline
Re-tie the bleeding roots
To a heavenly ship of glass
And let it drift in passive arrogance
In a one-word dialogue with the stars


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"Food for the Gods" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song kicks ass.. as every single IF song does imo. and no one has written a thing here.. thats a shame.
    wieeeon August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, this song should get so much freakin' attention, it has an awesome beat, and everything going for it. Why are songs like this overlooked with so few comments when there's songs which sound the same as the next piece of emo racking up hundreds? this is stupid.
    Word_upon August 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this song should get so much freakin' attention, it has an awesome beat, and everything going for it. Why are songs like this overlooked with so few comments when there's songs which sound the same as the next piece of emo racking up hundreds? this is stupid.
    Word_upon August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is hard to tell what it's saying even though this album has some easy ones on it.... it's probably apocalyptical, knowing Niklas Sundin (lyricalist for this album)...to me it seems to be some sort of a sci fi adventure thing...which is cool
    xJotunxon August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse is quite obviously about wanting to die and loosing the will to live.

    The "Escape takes lead" verse describe an alternative dimension/world/similar.

    The second verse is pretty straightforward, but it's function is to tie the first and the escape verses together.

    The third verse can be understood as suicide,
    or as entering the otherworld.

    The general theme of this song is the afterlife, and discontent with the present life.
    Ddaduttaon November 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...the chorus riff is quite possibly the best riff in history...
    Rymonon January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis whole album is connected to the meaning of jotun through to episode 666, it's all like a big story if you look at them all together.
    +I thought jesper stromblad written all lyrics up until colony?
    Word_upon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjesper wrote a handfull of lyrics in tjr only....he wrote artifacts of hte black rain and moonshield...the rest of the lyrics in tjr and whoracle were mainly written by niklas sundin based off themes made by anders and jesper, some were writeen by anders and translated by sundin. Colony was completely written by anders in swedish and translated to english by niklas sundin with a few changes to make them sound right, but stay the same....clayman up until now has all been written in english by anders
    Robotnik33on November 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalrite so ive been talkin with a couple of friends of mine about the whole whoracle album, and honestly i think you people got it wrong.....or maybe i did cuz we did talk about this for hours drunk off our asses. but in the end, i got to the conclusion that:

    1) food for the gods is an amazing song

    2) its part of the whoracle album, meaning it has to be part of the whole story that the album talks about, which is the history of mankind.
    Jotun starts by talking about a dream, so its not really the beginning. its a hint of the end. food for the gods is the real beginning.

    /Shame marries the guilt
    introduces itself to the
    concept of total loneliness/

    *this talks about how man was once lonely. the rest of the verse could be talking about suicide, but lets just pretend that it has to relate to the history of man. it could be interpreted to say that the loneliness is something so painful it could drive man to suicide.

    /Escape takes lead
    into a world unknown uncontrolled by all
    where borders are erased and potential infinite/

    *this means that there is another world that people of this world have no control over..and we cannot begin to define and thus understand its borders and limits so to us it would seem infinite.

    /Chosen cells, glands and transmittors
    blast the body with joy
    Astral feet running
    up to dimensions covered with gold
    stairs of glowing electroplasma
    safir onyx and buzzing vibrations
    A dead men´s banquet
    food for the gods/

    *this shows the belief that the next life has everything blissful to us in this one, and the only way to attain it is to 'feed the gods' (believing in them)

    /There´s only 1 real world
    our earth is but a shadow
    Created from a child´s heart, a living jewel
    from now on abode for a soul in its setting/

    *so now that man believes that this life means nothing and its the next one that counts, its compared to but a shadow of wat is to come. also, its the kind of thing only children could truly believe without doubt because they do not have the knowlege needed to question this belief....the bible talks about this very same concept but thats waaay too much info

    /Cutting the bloodline
    re-tie the bleeding roots
    to heavenly ship of glass
    and let it drift in passive arrogance
    in a one-word dialogue with the stars/

    *blood sacrifice. not as in-depth as the rest but its all that i could think of. heavenly ship of glass - either cutting oneself with glass or to fill a glass with ones blood, and this is all apparently normal in the name of the gods because of the last lines - basically not caring about something as precious as blood because of out preoccupation with the stas(heavens-gods-faith-blinding)
    goth_en_burg_ifon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think he's pronouncing "banquet" right. I'm gonna check dictionary.com to make sure.
    boozed_duckon January 25, 2007   Link

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